Flash Fiction

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Tim Livingston with the blog, The ForesterArtist. Thank you Tim for our photo prompt this week!



by Teresa Smeigh March 2017

The boys were all avidly listening to the speaker. They were at a campout and it was time for ghost stories. Rudy volunteered to go first.

It was dark beyond the campfire. The boys were teasing Rudy for believing in ghosts.

“Shssh,” he said, “this is real.”

The boys all laughed, but finally settled down.

Rudy began speaking, “the Vegas family was known around the area as criminals. All of them. Most of the residents believed them, but one family, Mr. and Mrs. Stein scoffed at the stories. One day they disappeared in their old car. They were never found.”

The boys started laughing again and teasing Rudy. The leader was trying to settle them all down when right near them in the woods, lights turned on and a motor started to run.

The leader was laughing until the car started out of the woods and headed right towards him. He ran after the boys

Rudy’s older brother Randy roared with laughter, then abandoned the old rusty car.


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Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com



About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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36 Responses to Flash Fiction

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Ha, excellent take. I bet they get Randy back in the future, mean trick! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Hahahaha! That was kind of mean of Randy to scare the boys like that but it sure made for a good story! LOL!

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  3. Jade M. Wong says:

    Fun story, Tessa! And very naughty of Randy haha!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. michael1148humphris says:

    I would have run to, if Randy’s brother was driving.🙂

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  5. Some well intentioned fun here.

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  6. Lynn Love says:

    I guess it was kind of mean, but then the boys deserved it for taking the mickey out of Rudy! Nice take on the prompt Tessa. Love how we all come up with such different stories 🙂

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  7. Sounds like a joke that you would find going on in many of these youth camps 🙂 Brilliantly told.

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  8. James says:

    Wonder how he got it started.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Ameena k.g says:

    Hahahaha, ohh I needed to read this. Absolutely enjoyed the story

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  10. Chris C. says:

    I needed a good laugh, and this was perfect! I hope the boys don’t ever find out about who was behind the prank, but credit to Randy for getting the car to run properly in the first place!

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  11. Vaidehi Soni says:

    Looks like Randy scared the shit outta them! 😀 Great take.. (Y)

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  12. Older brothers…I tell ya…:)

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  13. Great take on the prompt!

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